INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PRACTICE
Credit points: 15
This cornerstone subject provides basic skills and information so that students can understand the roles of pharmacy and the pharmacist. It introduces students to pharmacy-related databases, information sources and to the concepts of patient-centred care and health literacy. Students will be introduced to a range of pharmacy practice elements, including the profession of pharmacy in the health care system, its history, ethical and legal issues, dispensing and a range of clinical practice and professional service areas for pharmacy.
Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or SBPM or SHPM or SBPB or SHPB)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents must be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check, Hand Hygiene Certificate, associated immunization requirements, signed consent and placement guidelines before attending placement.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Pharmacy Practice Drug Compendium
Resource TypeOther resource
AuthorSchool of Pharmacy and Applied Science
PublisherLa Trobe University
APF 25 (Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook)
AuthorPharmaceutical Society of Australia
PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia, CANBERRA
Mosby's Dictonary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professionals
PublisherElsevier, Chatswood, NSW
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required3 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
1 hr per week of blended learning activity
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 community pharmacy observational placement1 hospital pharmacy observational placement
1-hour examination (1000 words equivalent)
Feedback not returned on summative assessment.
|Central exam||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8|
10 minute oral assessment (500 words equivalent)
Completed rubric and comments returned to students after all presentations are marked.
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9|
1 hour mid-semester test (1000-word equivalents)
Mid-semester test is administered as an LMS quiz and is marked electronically.
|Other||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8|
Placement report (500 word) Hurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass
Presentation of group work activity. (1000 words equivalent) 10-minute group presentation assessed on content (5%), oral presentation (5%), peer assessment (5%)
Assessed rubric and comments are returned to students after all presentations have been assessed.
|Oral presentation||Group||No||15||SILO7, SILO9|